If you think you knew about Venice, wait until you see this glamorous musical show on the city’s ambivalent history and cultural heritage. Long before Vivaldi composed the ‘Four Seasons’ concertos, Venetian musicians were filling the halls, churches, streets and squares of the city with dazzling sonorities produced by a variety of instrumental combinations; long after, they were still trying to get to grip with Venice’s slow but inevitable decadence.
Giovanni Gabrieli (Venice 1557–1612), Canzonas in five to eight parts.
Canzona no.1 in five parts.
Canzona no.4 in six parts.
Canzona no.6 in seven parts.
Canzona no.10 in eight parts.
Canzona no.11 in eight parts.
Sonata no.13 in eight parts.
Tomaso Albinoni (Venice 1671–1751), Sinfonias without opus number.
Sinfonia in A major Si 3a: Allegro, Adagio, Allegro.
Sinfonia in D major Si 4: Allegro, Adagio, Allegro.
Sinfonia in A major Si 5: Allegro, Adagio, Allegro.
Sinfonia in B flat major Si 6: Allegro, Adagio, Allegro.
Sinfonia in G minor Si 7: Allegro, Larghetto e sempre piano, Allegro.
Sinfonia in G major Si 8: Allegro, Larghetto, Allegro.
Alberto Sanna, violin and musical direction
Gli Archi del Cherubino (leader Judith Hamza)